Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

by Stephen Lendman

Tuesday night in America was unprecedented. For the first time, a known mentally unstable, neocon war criminal/racketeer was nominated by a duopoly power wing for president.

In discussions with close family, friends and others, excluding colleagues as committed as myself for responsible change, I’m deeply disturbed by scandalous public ignorance about the deplorable state of America.

Its undemocratic political process is misunderstood - a money-controlled one-party state with two right wings, a political process corrupted enough to make some despots blush, governing without regard to rule of law principles and democratic values, with utter disdain for human life and welfare on an unprecedented scale. 

The few exceptions I know include two wonderful doctor/friends, my dynamic duo, helping me overcome illness to continue my writing and media work. I salute them for giving me the life-force to go on.

My work, begun in retirement from small family business, now in my 9th decade, connected me to legions of friends and colleagues worldwide, new ones added regularly, contacts from readers and others thanking me for truth-telling at a time it’s entirely absent in the mainstream.

Democrats rigged things for Clinton. It’s inconceivable to imagine she wasn’t involved, likely orchestrating the whole ugly process.

Yet intelligent people knowing better support her - an unindicted war criminal multiple times over, a racketeer with husband Bill, using their foundation as a money-laundering self-enrichment scheme, multi-millions stashed in tax havens.

A glass ceiling wasn’t shattered Tuesday night as misreported. How can stealing a nomination be regarded as precedent-setting?

How can a wing of US duopoly power nominating a legally, ethically and morally comprised candidate for the nation’s highest office be a cause for celebration?

How can empowering a ruthless neocon lunatic, if elected in November, raise hopes for positive change?

Trumpism v. Clintonism reflects the shame of the nation, voters with no legitimate choice, one or the other to become America’s 45th president.

World populations shudder at the prospect. Americans have themselves to blame. Failure to challenge ruthless duopoly power resolutely risks dooming us all.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Kremlin Responds to Blaming Russia Irresponsibly for Hacking DNC Emails

Kremlin Responds to Blaming Russia Irresponsibly for Hacking DNC Emails

by Stephen Lendman

America’s national pastime isn’t baseball. It’s not other bread and circuses distractions. It’s nothing positive benefitting everyone equitably.

It’s waging war on humanity at home and abroad, meddling illegally in the internal affairs of other countries, wanting independent leaders replaced by subservient US puppets, along with using every opportunity to bash Russia irresponsibly without just cause.

Since WikiLeads published hacked DNC emails, showing electoral fraud favoring Clinton over Sanders, Washington and supportive media scoundrels disgracefully blamed Russia for what happened - despite no evidence suggesting it.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded, saying “President Putin repeatedly said that Russia never interfered into internal affairs of other countries, especially in electoral processes.” 

“Moscow scrupulously avoids any actions, any statements that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference into electoral processes.”

I’ve said numerous times Putin says what he means and means what he says - in contrast to Obama’s demagoguery, a crime boss posing as president, a worse one ahead if Hillary succeeds him.

“If we are talking about certain suspicions then they should at least be clear and concrete,” Peskov added. “Any hypothetical speculations do not demonstrate constructive approach in this case.”

“At the same time, we see that ‘the Russian card’ is at the head of a writing desk of all Washington politicians during electoral campaigns, and it is often used as the main card in their own games. We can only express regret in this regard.”

Russia and China are favorite US targets, scandalously vilified, part of Washington’s longterm strategy to transform both countries into US vassal states - perhaps willing to wage global war to achieve its objectives.

Hacked DNC emails showing electoral rigging reflect how America operates - extrajudicially, for its own self-interest exclusively, no matter the human cost.

Washington’s imperial agenda threatens humanity’s survival. Hack away hackers and reveal the full scope of the unparalleled menace it represents.

The shocking truth about America is its utter disregard for human life and welfare. The self-styled democracy tolerates it nowhere abroad or at home.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Jill, not Hill!!

Jill, not Hill!!

by Stephen Lendman

Activists in Philadelphia’s downtown plaza chanted “Jill, not Hill.”

Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, a longtime physician/activist, a true populist, wanting her professional skills used to heal a sick nation. 

It desperately needs what she can provide, scoundrel media-supported corrupted duopoly power denying her the chance to become president by virtually ignoring her candidacy, opposing what she stands for.

She remains redoubtable and heroic, her progressive agenda what the world needs now, genuinely supporting:

  • world peace and disarmament;

  • democratic values;

  • the inviolability of rule of law principles;

  • universal healthcare and education as fundamental human rights;

  • living wages for all working Americans;

  • green, clean energy;

  • popular interests served over monied ones;

  • electoral reform free from today’s money-controlled process; along with

  • real social justice and revolutionary change.

Seeking support in Philadelphia, she accurately accused Clinton of “backstabbing” Sanders by now exposed electoral rigging, urging his supporters to back her, saying “(m)y campaign is here.”

She’s an advocate for progressive change. Perhaps “Never Hillary” activists will give her enough votes to prevent a 2nd Clinton co-presidency - the top political priority above all others.

Her revolutionary spirit is real. Her message is “Americans deserve real solutions for the economic, social and environmental crises we face. But the broken political system is only making things worse.”

“It's time to build a people's movement to end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of every person.” 

“The power to create this new world is not in our hopes; it’s not in our dreams - it's in our hands.”

Jill is a longtime physician, a mother, activist and organizer, a pioneer advocate for environmental health, a promoter of healthy communities, a fighter for peace, equity and justice so desperately needed.

Imagine America led by someone with her dedication for people over profits, assuring enforcement of human and civil rights, a distinguished woman of principle and honor - polar opposite duopoly choices.

I’m proud to support an eminently qualified candidate for president, a dedicated woman, saying “(w)e can build a better future together” and meaning it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a 2nd Co-Presidency

Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a 2nd Co-Presidency

by Stephen Lendman

Bill Clinton once bragged about electing him president meant getting “two for the price of one.”

Here we go again. Exposed electoral rigging along with unelected party insider super-delegates handed the Clinton crime family another chance for the nation’s highest office.

Will November electoral rigging assure it, letting both legally challenged Clintons lead America - perhaps into the abyss if occurs?

Sanders capped his sellout to everything he campaigned against, urging Hillary be nominated by acclamation. In disgust, over 500 of his delegates walked out.

He transformed himself into Hillary’s puppet, a caricature of what he claims to be, a Judas goat leading followers astray, urging them to betray their principles and honor like he did - a despicable scoundrel selling out to wealth and power like all the rest.

Tuesday was a night of infamy, a time for national mourning - fascism on steroids emerging triumphant. All-out activism against a corrupted system is crucial. 

The alternative is a nation more unsafe and unfit to live in than ever, Wall Street and war-profiteers more greatly empowered, neoserfdom for ordinary people, and the unthinkable risk of WW III with nuclear weapons able to end life on earth.

That’s what “two for the price of one” emerging triumphant in November means. Defeating the Clinton crime family is vital.

Late in my life, I fear for young people, unable to have the advantages I had growing up. It was a different time.

An inner city kid with nothing going for me had opportunities unavailable today. Permanent wars, neoliberal harshness and police state terror turned America into humanity’s scourge.

A neocon-run nation bent on global conquest and domination at any cost risks dystopian harshness for everyone but America’s privileged class if we survive their onslaught.

The unacceptable danger of a 2nd Clinton crime family presidency is explained by Hillary once saying “(w)hat do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life” - code language for endless wars of aggression, benefitting privileged Americans exclusively, no matter the cost to humanity.

Straightaway post-9/11, she urged waging war on terror - a pretext for forcefully transforming all sovereign independent nations into US vassal states.

She threatened Iran with total “obliterat(ion) (if they) consider(ed) launching an attack on Israel…”

As me-first lady, she supported genocidal sanctions on Iraq, killing 5,000 children aged five or under monthly. She praised George Bush’s Islamophobia, fully supporting his agenda.

She favors nuclear weapons use, calling them peacekeeping deterrents. As secretary of state, she orchestrated war on Libya and Syria, raping and destroying both countries. 

US foreign policy under her leadership ousted democratically elected Honduran and Paraguayan leaders. Following Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, she was involved in raping the country for profit along with rigging its election, installing a US puppet to run things.

The Clinton Foundation is a money-laundering self-enrichment racket masquerading as a charitable NGO - selling influence to special interests in return for millions of dollars in contributions.

It’s hard imagining a more despicable choice for president than Killary - partnered with husband Bill for a second time around to run the country into the ground - likely taking planet earth with it this time if elected in November.

Top priority is preventing their return to the White House. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.

They’re a duo only Wall Street, war-profiteers and other corporate predators could love, a scourge for everyone else.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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NYT Calls Nominating Killary What Democracy Looks Like

NYT Calls Nominating Killary What Democracy Looks Like

by Stephen Lendman

From inception, the New York Times was always an establishment broadsheet. Now it’s more a laughing stock.

It’s an unabashed agent for wealth, power and privilege, a supporter of imperial wars killing millions, a Wall street tool - now acting as Killary’s press agent, entirely abandoning journalistic ethics and professional integrity

Democracy in America is pure fantasy. None whatever exists. Voters have no say over who’ll lead them. Not according to The Times, disgracefully calling a rigged electoral process for Killary “what democracy looks like.”

Can anyone ever again take anything it publishes seriously? The self-styled “newspaper of record” entirely abandoned legitimate reporting and analysis, substituting all propaganda, all the time, its soul for sale to the highest bidder - wanting the world made safe for monied interests, everyone else be damned.

The nation Times management and editors support isn’t safe or fit to live it. Perpetual wars rage in multiple theaters. US streets and communities are battlegrounds. Fundamental freedoms are disappearing in plain sight, police state terror replacing them.

An unprecedented wealth disparity exists - super-wealth for the privileged few compared to abject poverty for growing millions.

The world’s richest country increasingly ignores the needs and concerns of its most vulnerable. Waging war on humanity at home and abroad takes precedence.

The Times lied, claiming Killary “won millions more votes than Mr. Sanders” to earn her party’s nomination. With DNC help, she STOLE enough votes to get it - along with hundreds of unelected party insider super-delegates supporting her throughout the campaign.

The horror of a 2nd Clinton crime family co-presidency should terrify everyone. Endorsing the unthinkable makes The Times complicit with its high crimes if elected in November.

A Final Comment

The Times is in the forefront of proliferating a Big Lie about “Russia’s military intelligence service (the GRU)” alleged responsibility for hacking into DNC emails, handing them to WikiLeaks for publication.

It cites unnamed US intelligence sources, claiming “high confidence” of Russian involvement - likely the same ones repeating Big Lies about nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Moscow strongly denies the baseless accusations.

Believe nothing US sources or media agents of wealth and power like The Times report - featuring misinformation and Big Lies, suppressing hard truths on issues mattering most.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Democrats Try Changing the Subject to Distract from Internal Dissension

Democrats Try Changing the Subject to Distract from Internal Dissension

by Stephen Lendman

Republicans were touted as the divided party this year. It looks almost unified compared to dissension in Democrat ranks. 

Hillary’s impending Tuesday night nomination created a firestorm of anger among Sanders’ delegates, along with rage over his sellout to what he campaigned against - proving he’s as dirty as all the rest.

Monday inside and outside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center was raucous and unruly - anti-Clinton delegates and tens of thousands in the streets protesting against her. 

If this keep up throughout the convention, she’ll be greater damaged goods than already - unable to unify a deeply divided party.

What better strategy than to change the subject. What better target than Putin. He’s blamed for practically everything short of Philadelphia’s scorching heat.

A Romanian hacker with no connection to Russia, using the name Guccifer 2.0, hacked into a treasure trove of DNC emails, showing now defrocked former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged enough primaries and caucuses to assure Hillary’s nomination - handing the incriminating evidence to WikiLeaks for publication.

Hard as party bosses tried, it proved too great a scandal to conceal, throwing a king-sized spanner at Hillary’s already despicable record. It’s clear she was involved in the chicanery, perhaps responsible for orchestrating it.

How any intelligent voter can support her is beyond comprehension. So is why she’s not in prison doing hard time for multiple high crimes too serious to ignore.

Media scoundrels support her anyway, concealing her despicable public record - knee-jerk Trump bashing instead featured, a daily onslaught combining facts with over-the-top fiction.

When in doubt or at any convenient time, blame Putin. Throughout his tenure as Russian president, no evidence suggests he interfered with the electoral process in any country - not America’s or any others.

Yet in virtual unison, media scoundrels blame him for hacking into DNC emails, collaborating with WikiLeaks for publication - covertly aiding the Trump campaign.

Headlines practically scream Putin for Trump. Cable television channels accuse him despite no evidence suggesting it. Even the FBI suspects his involvement.

Obama officials blame him. Hillary accused him through her campaign manager Robby Mook, saying:

“What is disturbing to us is that experts (sic) are telling us that Russians broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are now releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump.” 

“I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here and that’s disturbing.”

The accusation is as baseless as others claiming nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Yet it’s reported repeatedly as fact. 

Big Lies have a life of their own, manipulating most people to believe what’s polar opposite truth - the essence of how propaganda works.

Trump slammed the notion of Russia aiding his campaign, saying Clinton’s team “will say anything to be able to win.”

“The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which never should have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me.”

“I mean this is time and time again, lie after lie…It’s disgusting…so phony.”

At the Asean summit in Vientiane, Laos, Sergey Lavrov responded to a reporter’s question on the baseless allegation, saying “I don’t want to use four-letter words.”

Democrat party bosses, including Clinton, were caught red-handed rigging the electoral process against Sanders. Finger-pointing elsewhere won’t change reality. 

Wealth, power and privileged interests run America - for their own self-interest at the expense of most others.

Leaked DNC emails provide damning evidence of sham democracy - in name only like it’s always been from the republic’s inception.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Russia's UN Envoy Blasts US Mass Murder in Syria

Russia’s UN Envoy Blasts US Mass Murder in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

All US wars kill many more civilians than combatants - the ugly truth Washington wants suppressed. America considers everyone in war theaters legitimate targets while claiming otherwise. 

Since summer 2014, US warplanes illegally bombed Syrian and Iraqi targets on the phony pretext of combating terrorism, killing unknown numbers of civilians, hundreds, maybe thousands - all the while disingenuously claiming to go all-out to avoid so-called collateral damage.

Syria and Russia condemned the most recent example of US-led “coalition” warplanes massacring civilians in northern Syria - supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups, imperial foot soldiers, ravaging the country for over five years with no conflict resolution in prospect because Washington wants war, not peace while pretending otherwise.

America remains unaccountable for mass murder in multiple war theaters. Despicable neocon UN envoy Samantha Power lied to Security Council members, saying:

Washington will “carefully and thoroughly review any and all credible information we can gather about the (most recent) incident, including information from organizations within Syria that document harm to civilians.”

She outrageously blamed Russia and Syria for US-led “coalition” warplanes bombing “hospitals, clinics and medical personnel.” Her comments to other Security Council members were a litany of despicable lies fooling no one.

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin responded diplomatically, showing great restraint to avoid exploding angrily to US imperial posturing - misinformation and Big Lies suppressing its ruthlessness.

Washington and its “coalition” allies “astonishingly…did not say a word” about recent US-led imperial massacres in Syria, he said.

Promised investigations into the mass slaughter of civilians in all US war theaters don’t happen or whitewash findings when undertaken. “I’m sure the American military already very well knows the state of affairs” about recent mass slaughter in northern Syria, Churkin explained.

The truth will never be officially acknowledged, he added, important evidence “swept under the carpet. So are there no American drones, no American- and their allies’ special forces in Syria, no satellite intelligence capabilities of the US, no videos which are being made by all modern fighter jets when conducting a strike?” 

“I would not want to believe that the military condition of the US-led coalition is so poor.” Russia has complete information on all its military operations in Syria - publicly available for examination.

Moscow upholds international law, principles and standards. America and its rogue allies consistently breach them.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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The Spectacle of Sanders in Philadelphia As Hillary Puppet

The Spectacle of Sanders in Philadelphia As Hillary Puppet

by Stephen Lendman

Sanders didn’t just fall from grace. He crashed, burned and resoundingly proved politicians can never be trusted.

Nothing they say is credible. For months, supporters believed he was the anti-Clinton, campaigning against what she represents - an agenda of endless wars of aggression, world peace at risk, neoliberal harshness, police state terror, the worst of all possible worlds.

She’s the most recklessly dangerous choice for president in US history, the most wicked, the most legally, ethically and morally challenged.

In mid-July, Sanders sold out, betrayed his loyal supporters, proved himself just another self-serving dirty politician by endorsing Clinton, embarrassing himself in the process.

On day one of the Democrat War Party convention, he again made a spectacle of himself before a nationwide audience - assuming the role of Clinton puppet, relegating himself to irrelevance.

He touted a “political revolution” the whole world knows is fake. His populist rhetoric resoundingly rang hollow. Who can believe anything a Judas says, a despicable scoundrel selling out to wealth and power while continuing the charade of supporting populism over privilege.

Bush/Obama policies created a protracted Main Street Depression. Half of US households are impoverished or bordering it. Workers need two or more rotten jobs to survive if they can find them.

America resembles Guatemala, not the home of the free and the brave, beautiful for its privileged class alone, a classic example of thirdworldism.

Sanders lied claiming “(w)e have come a long way in the last 7 1/2 years, and I thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession.”

What a shameless misrepresentation of harsh reality! He put his thumb in the eyes of tens of millions of suffering Americans - one missed paycheck away from homelessness, hunger and despair.

He praised Obama instead of condemning him, duplicitously claiming Clinton supports a progressive agenda, a scandalous perversion of truth.

The rest of his remarks included similar mumbo jumbo rubbish repeated endlessly while campaigning -meaningless rhetoric, exposed by endorsing Clinton, shamelessly praising her, bashing Trump.

He reduced himself to a caricature of the phony persona he displayed on the stump. Support for Clinton means endorsing imperial wars, democracy for the few alone and tyranny heading toward becoming full-blown while pretending otherwise.

Saying “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president, and I am proud to stand with her here tonight” showed everything he claims to stand for is a Big Lie. 

It’s pure fantasy, duplicitous doublespeak, the lowest denominator of political dishonesty, stringing along his supporters, betraying them when it most mattered.

His soul was for sale all along. He’s now a footnote in the deplorable history of US politics, hugely corrupted, impossible to fix.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Mass DNC Anti-Clinton Protests

Mass DNC Anti-Clinton Protests

by Stephen Lendman

She’s called America’s most powerful woman. She’s also the most reviled, an unparalleled threat to world peace and fundamental freedoms. The possibility of her succeeding Obama should terrify everyone.

Establishment circles love her. Progressive ones in Philadelphia streets Monday demanded “Never Hillary.” “Hill No.” “Lock her up.” Tens of thousands rallied against her outside the Wells Fargo Center convention site in sweltering Philadelphia heat.

From firsthand experience long ago as an MBA student followed by employment in the city, I know how hard it is to bear on many summer days and nights. 

Yet anti-Clinton fervor brought huge numbers out in force, an estimated 50,000 or more on Monday - many more so far than far small numbers against Trump in Cleveland, around one or two thousand.

Philadelphia streets overflowed with anti-Hillary fervor - grassroots revulsion over her upcoming Tuesday nomination as Democrat party standard bearer - an affront to everything democratic.

A same article called The New York Times Hillary’s pseudo-official press agent. Its Monday coverage focused almost exclusively on DNC orchestrated proceedings inside the convention hall - largely papering  over massive protests outside.

It lied claiming a scant “1,000” protestors took to the streets “to vent their frustration.” They overflowed with anti-Clinton revulsion - likely again on Tuesday when she’s nominated and on Thursday for her acceptance speech.

During a Monday lunchtime gathering of Sanders delegates, he was drowned out by boos for saying “we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.”

Inside the convention hall, resounding boos and jeers accompanied mentions of Hillary’s name. Outside, some planned a mock trial. Others erected “tombstones for democracy” in a nearby park.

Many, perhaps most, Sanders supporters reject Clinton, calling her corrupt, an illegitimate candidate. 

Chants said: “One down, one to go,” referring to DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation over election-rigging for Clinton.

Others shouted: “Hell no DNC. We won’t vote for Hillary!” Dozens were arrested, likely many before before proceedings end Thursday evening.

Voters in November get to choose between a billionaire racist and an unindicted war criminal/racketeer. Whoever wins, ordinary people everywhere lose.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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The New York Times: Hillary's Press Agent


The New York Times: Hillary’s Press Agent

by Stephen Lendman

The Times mocks legitimate journalism. All the news it claims fit to print isn’t fit to read. 

It never lets facts interfere with its worldview, consistently misinforming readers, willfully lying, substituting fiction for hard truths.

Throughout the political season, it’s represented the Clinton campaign, shamelessly acting as a pseudo-official mouthpiece, turning journalism into PR promotion for villainy.

Branding four days exclusively representing America’s privileged class as “Hillary’s Convention,” The Times continues promoting an agenda threatening world peace, supporting monied interests over popular ones, and tyranny masquerading as democracy.

Shamelessly, Times editors, correspondents, columnists and contributors portray a ruthless war goddess/racketeer/Wall Street tool as being “left-leaning…on social, economic and political issues.”

Her agenda, if elected, assures dirty business as usual, likely elevated to an unprecedented level - notably risking global nuclear war by recklessly challenging Russia and China, along with exclusively representing monied interests at the expense of popular ones.

Lofty convention pontificating and platform mumbo jumbo can’t paper over a ruthless agenda demanding universal opposition.

Times editors claiming Hillary “adopt(ed) elements of the Sanders program” is willful deception, failing to explain his “political revolution” was smoke and mirrors demagoguery, illusion substituting for reality.

Hillary Clinton’s new Democrats,” as Times editors call them, aren’t democratic, progressive, anti-war, or anti-America’s imperial agenda.

They’re polar opposites on steroids, a neocon/war goddess-led scourge - the greatest threat to world peace, stability, and fundamental freedoms crucial to oppose.

Endorsing Clinton is further proof of The Times representing wealth and power interests over all others.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

Russia's UN Envoy Blasts US Mass Murder in Syria

Russia’s UN Envoy Blasts US Mass Murder in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

All US wars kill many more civilians than combatants - the ugly truth Washington wants suppressed. America considers everyone in war theaters legitimate targets while claiming otherwise. 

Since summer 2014, US warplanes illegally bombed Syrian and Iraqi targets on the phony pretext of combating terrorism, killing unknown numbers of civilians, hundreds, maybe thousands - all the while disingenuously claiming to go all-out to avoid so-called collateral damage.

Syria and Russia condemned the most recent example of US-led “coalition” warplanes massacring civilians in northern Syria - supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups, imperial foot soldiers, ravaging the country for over five years with no conflict resolution in prospect because Washington wants war, not peace while pretending otherwise.

America remains unaccountable for mass murder in multiple war theaters. Despicable neocon UN envoy Samantha Power lied to Security Council members, saying:

Washington will “carefully and thoroughly review any and all credible information we can gather about the (most recent) incident, including information from organizations within Syria that document harm to civilians.”

She outrageously blamed Russia and Syria for US-led “coalition” warplanes bombing “hospitals, clinics and medical personnel.” Her comments to other Security Council members were a litany of despicable lies fooling no one.

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin responded diplomatically, showing great restraint to avoid exploding angrily to US imperial posturing - misinformation and Big Lies suppressing its ruthlessness.

Washington and its “coalition” allies “astonishingly…did not say a word” about recent US-led imperial massacres in Syria, he said.

Promised investigations into the mass slaughter of civilians in all US war theaters don’t happen or whitewash findings when undertaken. “I’m sure the American military already very well knows the state of affairs” about recent mass slaughter in northern Syria, Churkin explained.

The truth will never be officially acknowledged, he added, important evidence “swept under the carpet. So are there no American drones, no American- and their allies’ special forces in Syria, no satellite intelligence capabilities of the US, no videos which are being made by all modern fighter jets when conducting a strike?” 

“I would not want to believe that the military condition of the US-led coalition is so poor.” Russia has complete information on all its military operations in Syria - publicly available for examination.

Moscow upholds international law, principles and standards. America and its rogue allies consistently breach them.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton Complicit in DNC Electoral Rigging

Hillary Clinton Complicit in DNC Electoral Rigging

by Stephen Lendman

Clinton had to know and be actively complicit with former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, along with other top party officials, in rigging the electoral process in her favor - handing her the nomination Tuesday night.

The traditional roll call of state delegates is pro forma pomp and circumstance, a tedious exercise, boring to watch, the outcome predetermined last year.

Hillary is called the most powerful woman in America, selected last year before announcing her candidacy to be Democrat party standard bearer.

It’s inconceivable for massive fraud on her behalf to have happened without her full knowledge, support, encouragement and complicity. She had to know and be actively involved - calling the shots as Democrat party leader.

Add another racketeering charge to her rap sheet. Her criminal history since the 1990s makes her the most villainous aspirant for president in US history.

How any thinking person can support her is beyond comprehension. A simple review of her despicable criminal record as me-first lady, US senator and secretary of state is easily accessible online, in literally dozens of articles I’ve written about her and husband Bill, along with what other reliable independent sources have reported.

Avoid cheerleading media scoundrels - the New York Times most prominent in praising her despicable record, suppressing her high crimes, inventing her nonexistent qualifications for president.

However short Trump falls as someone worthy of the nation’s highest office, at least he’s not Hillary. Some national polls now show him ahead - though with over three month’s before November’s election, a lifetime in US politics, anything can change many times between now and election day.

Preventing a Clinton presidency is top priority in US electoral history. Trump could win and still lose - Bush v. Gore and Bush v. Kerry perhaps the two most notorious examples. In 2000 and 2004, the winner lost and loser won, accomplished by massive fraud.

Electoral rigging handed Clinton the Democrat nomination - perhaps the process to be repeated to make her president. 

With it, she becomes commander-in-chief of America’s military - a ruthlessly dangerous war goddess with her finger on its nuclear trigger, nothing preventing her from squeezing it.

Voting for Clinton is a crap shoot for global war with nuclear weapons - perhaps with loaded dice assuring it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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